United States Department of Health and Human Services

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Department of Health and Human Services
Official seal
HHS Logo
Department overview
FormedApril 11, 1953
May 4, 1980
Preceding Department
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
HeadquartersHubert H. Humphrey Building, Washington, D.C.
Employees67,000 (2004)
Annual budgetDiscretionary: $67.2 billion (2006)
Mandatory: $573.5 billion (2006)
Department executives
Child Department
Websitewww.hhs.gov

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America". It was created in 1980; before 1980 it was called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.